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To create a foundation of mutual leadership that encourages and supports each member school in its ministry, while strengthening our collective ability to fulfill our mission. Our shared efforts will help us promote awareness of our common goals, address common needs and challenges, leverage best practices and build trust among our members.
 

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Conferences

Denver 2017

Professional Development Conference 2017: Denver, CO

From July 30th to August 2nd, over 40 educators and administrators from Network schools will gather at a Professional Development Conference at the Archdiocese of Denver, where they will join together in community to strengthen the skills needed to better serve their students back home.  Activities planned include a Mass and smudging, an outing to a Rockies game, and interactive sessions to test drive apps for classroom management. 


Schedule

  • Sunday, July 30

    Varies                  Participants arrive at Denver International Airport (see p. 3 for airport transportation information)

    5:30 PM               Vans depart for mass | Hilton Garden Inn Lobby

    5:50 PM               Opening Liturgy/Mass | Archdiocese of Denver - Christ the King Chapel

    6:45 PM               Smudging and Drum Circle

    7:20 PM               Vans depart from Archdiocese

    7:30 PM               Welcome & Opening Reception | Hilton Garden Inn

    • Conference materials and badge available for pick-up during the reception
  • Monday, July 31

    (Optional) Group Run along Cherry Creek.

    Come join us for a run! Run at your own pace or with a few others. Start your day off with a few miles and your heart beating. Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 AM each morning of the conference. Have questions talk to Brian Collier or text him at (574) 850-7166.

    6:30 AM               Breakfast begins | Great American Grill, Cherry Creek Hilton

    7:50 AM               Vans Depart from Hilton | Hilton Garden Inn Lobby

    Time Teacher Track Admin Track
    * Indicates session leader
    8:30-8:45 AM Morning Prayer (Gospel Reflection by DSLBS leader)
    8:50-9:35 AM

    Leola Tsinnajinnie-Paquin - Native Student Conceptions of Nation Building: Empowering Native Students

    Room 125

    9:40-10:25 AM

    Fr. Nate Wills – Blended Learning

    Room 125

    Mark Johnson – Prayer Life for the Busy Professional

    Room 123

    10:30-11:15 AM

    Meghan McDermott*, Mikaela Prego, Ally Jeter, Mary Claire O’Banion – Apps & Applications in the Classroom

    Room 125

    Brian Collier & Jessica Cozart – Visioning of the Future of the Network

    Room 123

    11:15 – 11:20 AM Lunch begins (Prayer by Red Cloud leader)
    11:20-11:50 AM Carol Chazdon – School #1
    11:55-12:25 PM Carol Chazdon – School #2
    12:30-1:00 PM Carol Chazdon – School #3
    1:05-1:50 PM Ally Jeter – Paired Walk

    Fr. Nate Wills – Blended Learning for Admin

    Room 123

    1:55-2:40 PM

    Brian Collier, Mark Johnson, Cassie Brownell – Active Learning as a Form of Classroom Management

    Room 125

    Carol Chazdon - Survey
    2:40-3:00 PM Afternoon Break
    3:00-3:45 PM

    Mark Johnson*, Mary Claire O’Banion, Maria Lynch, Maria Murphy, Mikaela Prego, Ally Jeter, Meghan McDermott, Cassie Brownell – Active Learning Breakout Groups

    Room 125

    Brian Collier & Jessica Cozart – Planning/working group: New Network Schools Application Process

    Room 123

    3:50-4:35 PM

    Leola Tsinnajinnie-Paquin – Indigenous Ways of Education

    Room 125

    4:40-5:20PM

    NCEA Round Table*

    Room 125

     

    5:20 PM               Vans depart for hotel/dinner

    5:30 PM                        Group Dinner at Next Door | Prayer by St. Augustine leader

    *NCEA ROUNDTABLE INFORMATION (FOR 2017 NCEA ATTENDEES): Attendees presenting at the NCEA Roundtable will be expected to informally discuss a method or practice they learned at the NCEA conference. This 3 to 4-minute verbal presentation should focus on either a favorite thing they learned or something new they have applied to their school world as result of the conference. Please emphasize information that would be useful for other teachers and administrators to learn about a certain method or practice.

  • Tuesday, August 1

    (Optional) Group Run along Cherry Creek.

    6:30 AM               Breakfast begins | Great American Grill, Cherry Creek Hilton

    8:10 AM               Vans depart Hilton | Hilton Garden Inn Lobby

    Time Teacher Track Admin Track
    * Indicates session leader
    8:30-8:45 AM Morning Prayer (Gospel Reflection by St Charles leader)
    8:50-9:35 AM

    Cassie Brownell (Mark Johnson & Meghan McDermott) -  Curriculum Instruction and Design

    Room 125

    Brian Collier - Common HR Practices & Network Solutions within HR

    Room 123

    9:40-10:20 AM

    Jeter, Prego, Lynch, O’Banion : Curriculum, Instruction and Design – Practice

    Room 125

    Jessica Cozart - Time Management for the Busy Administrator

    Room 123

    10:20-11:05 AM

    Cassie Brownell  – An Educator's Guide to Literacy in the Classroom  

    Room 125

    Capacity Building Committee Working Group

    Room 123

    11:05-11:35 AM Carol Chazdon – School #4
    11:35-12:20 PM Lunch (Prayer by St. Michael’s leader)
    12:20-12:50 PM Carol Chazdon – School #5
    12:50-1:35 PM

    Mark Johnson – Designing Authentic Assessment

    Room 125

    Brian Collier & Jessica Cozart - Planning/working group : 2018 PD planning

    Room 123

    1:40-2:25 PM

    Mary Claire O’Banion, Ally Jeter, Maria Lynch & Mikaela Prego – Reading Instruction

    Room 125

    Brian Collier & Jessica Cozart - Planning/working group : 2018 PD planning

    Room 123

    2:25-2:45 PM Afternoon Break
    2:45-3:30 PM

    Meghan McDermott – Practical Practices (Mark Johnson & everyone else) 

    Room 125

    AICSN – Business Session

    Room 123

    3:30-4:15 PM

    Mark Johnson – Work- Life Balance

    Room 125

    4:15-4:35 PM Carol Chazdon – End of Conference Survey
           

     

    4:40 PM               Vans Depart Archdiocese for Hilton

    5:30 PM               Vans Depart from Hilton for Coors Field         

    6:40 PM               Mets @ Rockies Game | Coors Field, $15 meal voucher included with ticket

    11:30 PM              Vans Depart Coors Field        

  • Wednesday, August 2

    (Optional) Group Run along Cherry Creek.

    6:30 AM               Breakfast Begins | Great American Grill, Cherry Creek Hilton

    • Reminder: bags should be packed and brought with you to the chapel

    8:30 AM               Vans Depart Hotel

    9:00 AM               Closing Mass | Archdiocese of Denver - Christ the King Chapel

    9:55 AM               Van 1 Departs Archdiocese for Denver Airport